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2013-2014 season

Articles from 2013-2014 season under the editorship of Adrian Donford-Smith

This was a busy year for news items as a couple of regular posters provided reports from league matches and long running tournaments.

The season also saw the rejuvenation of a monthly Newsletter which itself encouraged the creation of regular tournament reports.

Notification of UCU AGM 2013

The UCU AGM and League Awards will take place onTuesday 16th July 2013 7:30pm at Ballynafeigh Community Development Centre, Ormeau road, Belfast.

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Top young players at the Giga-Finals and British Championships

Top young players at the Giga-Finals and British Championships

We were well represented in the Giga-Finals in Manchester over the weekend of 13th/14th July. Dayna Ferguson coming 4th in the Under 8 Girls and Daniel Ferguson coming a well placed joint 15th in the Under 7 Boys. Dayna also played in the British Championships in Torquay.

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NICS Rapidplay Fundraiser

First in a series of rapidplays planned by NICS : expected to be a day of intense chess.

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Muldoons open for business

Muldoons open for business

Magherafelt to Mallusk and now to Muldoons. The south antrim club are on the move again and this time they have their eyes on something more than the John Strawbridge Cup!

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New League timetable

New League timetable

With the unfortunate withdrawal of Bombardier the league timetable has been amended.

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Childrens Chess : November 2nd

The First Childrens Chess event of 2013/2014 season. Have fun playing in a chess tournament , with a chess puzzle competition and informal coaching all young chess players welcome - register on day.

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NICS Inaugural Intense Rapidplay

NICS Inaugural Intense Rapidplay

On Sunday 20th October Civil Service CC is running its first-ever Intense Rapidplay. Don't be put off by the title, the club is offering a day of friendly but competitive chess.

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Ulster Schools Individual Championship: Dec 7th.

Play the best and win the title of Ulster Schools Individual champion. Puzzle solving competition and informal coaching - plenty of chess fun

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B&D League: week 1

B&D League: week 1

The first week of this seasons Belfast & District is now complete

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Last round Summer Tournament 2013

The last round of the Summer Tournament took place on Weds 18th September. Run by the UCU to provide an opportunity for tournament chess over the Summer when alot of the Chess Clubs Close. This year saw plenty of chess 19 rounds with 192 games and 39 players.

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Ulster Masters 2013 at Ballynafeigh

The Ulster Masters is a weekend event taking place on 16th and 17th November 2013. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Ulster Blitz Championship : December 28th

The third Ulster Blitz. December 28th at Ballynafeigh 12:00 Registration. Time control : 3 and 2. This means that each player will have 3 minutes for all their moves PLUS a 2 second increment for every move made. An exciting game played at an exciting rate....

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Belfast South : week 2

Belfast South : week 2

The Belfast South Flexible Tournament started on 21st October. It runs every Monday evening through till spring-time when the Summer Tournament will begin. The competition is open to all UCU members

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NICS vs Muldoons

Match report: NICS vs Muldoons 31/10/2013

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NICS Intense Rapidplay

Report on NICS first in a series of Intense Rapidplays. The one-day tourneys build up to a seasons Grand Prix finale

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Belfast South vs NICS

On only their second outing, NICS trekked to Belfast South and nearly caused a major upset. But for some tenacious nail-biting from Neil Green, the last board to finish fell for the home team.

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B&D League: week 3

B&D League: week 3

3 weeks in and its all to play for with Silver King holders Fisherwick floundering in 6th position. Mind you it will be difficult to predict a final result with one club not playing each week and a bunch of teams at the bottom arguing over the wooden spoon.

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UCU Newsletter

UCU Newsletter

The UCU Web Team have just finalised the Union's monthly newsletter. The first issue should be sent out over the first weekend in November. If you have not been subscribed, use the sign-up tool to add your name for the next issue.

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News
FIDE Rating Report - February 21 players make their FIDE rating debuts in the 1st Feb rating list - FIDE Rating Report by Brendan Jamison, FIDE Nation... Feb 02, 2023
IM Mark Orr to headline Ulster Rapidplay 2023 International Master Mark Orr, the most renowned player to ever come out of Bangor Chess Club, will be be returning on 1... Feb 02, 2023
February programming at Bangor Chess Club Jan 29, 2023
UCU Simultaneous will take place on thursday 16th February 2023 We will be playing GM Benjamin Finegold (online). At the Civil Service Pavilion. Other dates for your diaries are the Ci... Jan 29, 2023
Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings after January 2023 With 2 of the 5 childrens chess tournaments completed we have the standings so far in the Grandprix. There are 3 more to... Jan 29, 2023
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Upcoming Events
FIDE-rated Lisburn Rapid Championship 2023 Friday 10th Feb. Friday 10th February 2023 This is event 9 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Feb 10, 2023 07:00 PM - 10:15 PM — Lisburn Chess Club, 60-62 Longstone Street
February 11th Childrens Chess 12:30 – 5:00 The monthly schools chess tournaments continues at Methodist College. Feb 11, 2023 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Methodist College,1 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6BY
City of Bangor Winter Blitz 2023 A 6 round competition with a time control of 10+0 on Thursday 16th February Feb 16, 2023 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR
Greenisland FC Chess - The Valentine's Day Recovery Greenisland FC Chess Club will host a FIDE rated blitz on Friday 24th February Feb 24, 2023 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM — Greenisland FC Chess Club, 100 Glenkeen Avenue, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
Ladies Day The second in the 2022/2023 season Ladies Day event will be held by Greenisland FC Chess Club Feb 26, 2023 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Greenisland FC Chess Club, 100 Glenkeen Avenue, Greenisland, BT38 8ST
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